WORKING IN SILICON VALLEY
Dalziel Building, 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza: 3:15—4:45pm
From the iPhone to Amazon.com, Silicon Valley has changed the world’s marketplaces, cultures, and social relationships. And it is almost daily criticized for its lack of diversity, ruthless treatment of employees, and skewed distribution of financial rewards. This panel will be a wide-ranging exploration of the promises, failures, and futures of the technology industry.
Y-VONNE HUTCHINSON is a former international labor rights lawyer and the founder of ReadySet, a diversity solutions firm based in Oakland, CA. She is a member of Harvard Law’s Institute for Global Law and Policy network and an expert on labor relations and diversity in the workplace.
DAN LYONS is The New York Times bestselling author of Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-up Bubble. A veteran technology journalist, he was a senior editor at Forbes, a writer at Newsweek, and a member of the writing staff on HBO's Silicon Valley. He also wrote The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, a popular blog and parody of Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
BRAD STONE is the author of The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller and winner of the 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. He's the senior executive editor of global technology at Bloomberg.
ANASTASIA EDEL (moderator) is the author of Russia: Putin’s Playground. Before becoming a writer, Anastasia worked in the technology industry at Virgin Mobile and frog design. She now runs her own product and storytelling consulting firm.